Full membership

Full membership

Please note that these benefits apply to members of SCL UK only, and not to members of our sister Societies. More information, including full details about the Society, are available on our about page.

Meetings & Lectures

You have access to regular meetings in many parts of the UK. See our events page for upcoming events.


The Society publishes a number of papers each year - see our papers page for the full list to date. Some are published in hard copy, some are only published in electronic format: all are put on the website. We will post to you a copy of all hard copy papers published after the date that you join (Premium Members only). In addition, members may download all online papers free of charge, while there is a charge for non-members. Members may also arrange that all new electronic papers are emailed to them as they are published.


Members may download online papers free, while there is a charge for non members. We may also be introducing other members-only benefits on the site.


We will post to you a hard copy of each monthly newsletter after the date that you join. You can also chose to have the newsletter emailed to you if you wish. See our newsletters page for archived newsletters.

SCL Directory

You will be listed in our annual Membership Directory and a hard copy of the Directory will be posted to you.


The Construction Law library that used to be housed at the Old Watch House at King’s College, London has now been merged with the Maughan library in Chancery Lane. Any SCL member who wishes to use the Maughan library should complete the application form. For further details about the Maughan library please contact Sue Hart.

Social events

There is an AGM held in May every year, followed by a dinner. There are also luncheon meetings with a speaker, to which members and their guests may come. In addition refreshments are served, either before or after a number of meetings.


A number of periodicals and conferences are available to members at reduced rates.


The full year subscription is £110 (if you pay online and take the option for email communications only) or £125 (if you wish to receive newsletters and papers by post as well as email). There is also an additional initial joining fee of £65.

For those joining in mid-year (up to October 31), there is a reduced subscription fee which covers the remainder of the calendar year. This subscription fee is discounted by one quarter each quarter. For those joining between November 1 and December 31, membership runs to the end of the following calendar year.

Application procedure

As part of your application, you will need to pay the joining fee and first year's subscription in advance. They will both be refunded in full in the unlikely event that your application is rejected. If you wish to apply online, you first need to register on this website and then follow the instructions. If you are already registered, for example as an academic visitor, you do not need to re-register. Go to your 'My account' page (left menu when logged in), then click on the tab/link at the top, 'Profile', then change your 'Registration purpose' to 'SCL membership application'. Then save the form, and you will see links on your account page to go to pay for either Full or Overseas membership. You can follow through the process from there.

Please note that the mobile version of this website does not allow online payments. You will have to use the full desktop version.

If you wish to apply by post, and pay by cheque, please click here to download the application form.

Please note that you will not have access to member privileges such as free downloading of papers until your membership has been approved.

If you have any further questions please email or telephone our adminstrator.

Participating in SCL

SCL offers many ways in which you can participate.

There are frequent meetings in many parts of the country, all listed on our events page.

There are regional activities. Please be in contact with our regional co-ordinators.

SCL Astra membership (formerly known as Junior SCL) is open to any SCL member who is new to the world of construction law.

You can find out about other SCLs in other countries.

You can follow the work of our Ethics group.

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